Platform Design Programme
The Construction Innovation Hub’s Platform Programme was a collaboration of over 300 industry leaders, peers and government stakeholders. The ambition was to develop, prototype, test and demonstrate a platform approach, encouraging innovation within offsite construction and future-proofing the industry. The needs of government, clients and industry have been at the heart of the programme, to foster a better way of working that delivers improved economic, environmental and social outcomes.
What we did
As part of a collaborative team, Akerlof drove forward the Platform programme, providing strategic insight, leadership and support in development of outputs such as the Defining the Need report, Digital Specification Maturity Assessment and Platform Rulebook. Defining the Need broke new ground in quantitatively evaluating the potential for a platform approach across a £50bn, five year, social infrastructure pipeline. Pioneering in both breath and scale, it demonstrated the scale of opportunity for harmonisation and commonality. With input from Akerlof, the Transforming Infrastructure Performance: Roadmap to 2030 has captured the vision to realise this opportunity within policy, with the Platform Rulebook providing guidance for industry to adopt. Acting as one of three technical authors, Akerlof has helped shape and publish the Rulebook, to educate, empower and enable wider industry.
- Brought together a collaborative team from across the sector, binding competing organisations, to conduct transformational research
- Aggregated and analysed social infrastructure pipeline to demonstrate the potential for product platforms
- Published an open access guide that educates, enables and empowers organisations to develop and deploy platform solutions
Don't just take our word for it...
Keith Waller, Programme Director, Construction Innovation Hub
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